Gaziantep Bombing: 51 Dead In IS Attack

At least 51 people are now believed to have been killed, and a further 69 wounded, following a suicide bombing, reportedly carried out by Islamic State, in the Turkish city of Gaziantep.

A suicide bombing which killed 51 people in the Turkish city of Gaziantep was carried out by a 12 to 14-year-old boy, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. The bomb also wounded 69 people, 17 of them seriously.

Erdogan said Islamic State were behind the attack, which targeted a Kurdish wedding party. Gaziantep, near the Syrian border, is known to be home to several active IS cells.

The bomber reportedly targeted the wedding guests as they danced in the street.

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